Title: Teaching design of optimal business information systems

Authors: Anand Jeyaraj

Addresses: Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton OH 45435, USA

Abstract: The approach discussed in this paper shows one way in which students may be shown how to design optimal information systems (IS) solutions for business applications. Using a generalised requirements-analysis-design-development (RADD) framework, students are shown how they can acquire and sharpen skills necessary for the design of optimal solutions by appropriate selection of data structures and algorithms. The RADD framework enables students to systematically move through the stages of IS design and development.

Keywords: business information systems; information system solutions; analysis; information systems design; data structures; algorithms; pedagogy; optimisation; optimal solutions; systems development projects; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2013.053408

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2013 Vol.4 No.1, pp.57 - 69

Received: 22 Dec 2012
Accepted: 16 Jan 2013

Published online: 28 Jun 2014 *

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